Everyman

I am Everyman
Part of the main
The human side of God
A gift, unused and denied
Humanity within my spirit
Straining to be heard, I lied
Darkness in my heart does dwell
Meanest tongue, spiteful eyes
Tears for my world, like hell
Tribal indifference adds to our lies
Revenge abides in my treachery
Blind disgust for what is different
It Challenges the I, Me, Mine
Altruism without my reach and spent
Freedom, Satan does define
I can lose myself in nature
Beauty and truth herein, and yet
Fear is the power of my hatred
A lack of tolerance, boredom
Banality locates the gas chamber
And pilots the apaches flight
Death with such exactitude
What is truth? In Mockery, we delight
Is it for sale, or just a platitude?
Christ like pose, humiliated,
I stand upon this stool
Everyman, O’, everyman
Wise in my own eyes, such a fool.

by Adrian Wait

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